DON'T CRY FOR DANICA
NO LOVE FROM WISCONSIN
Lovely smile, great story, but don't forget Danica doesn't like you.
I wouldn't normally be interested in Indy Racing, but a couple years ago the story of an attractive female driver cutting it with the big boys certainly caught my eye. It's why the marketing people went nuts for Danica Patrick.
She got in a little dust-up this weekend at the Milwaukee Mile. Thought somebody bumped her on a pass or something like that. I'd be inclined to pull for her, I would. But Danica ought to be tough for any good Wisconsinite to love.
She lost me shortly after hello. This lady went out of her way to point out that despite being born in the Badger State she calls Illinois home. She also attacked Cheeseheads and the Packers when instead she could have said all the right things.
July of 2005, Patrick says at a news conference, "I was always told that if you were born in Wisconsin you were a cheesehead, and who wants to be known as a cheesehead?"
Hey look, you want to be from Illinois, fine. You want to say you grew up there and identify with it as your home as opposed to Wisconsin, cool. She made a special effort to dump on Wisconsin, and didn't stop there.
Same day Patrick says, "If there's one thing I can't stand, it's those Packers." She continued, "I'm not going to be very popular here am I."